Monday, 3 April 2006

When we're done we'll sit in the garden!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Donna created this lovely graphic she called it ' Irish country garden' ,well when we moved here,some eighteen months ago,the garden had very little done to it ,Maurice redesigned it ,that first summer ,he put decking out side the patio door ,and surrounded it with trellis,all the shrubs we planted are now shooting,so this summer we are going to enjoy our 'Irish country garden'! You see Maurice is Irish by birth ,and we live in the country ,Thankyou Donna very apt ,and as I said,to her , she reminded me,we planned to buy a Buddlia tree to encourage the butterflys (is that how you spell Buddlia?) I feel a garden centre visit is required ! 

 

As you will see I posted pictures ,many of you asked to see the fireplace when it was done ,I thought you'd enjoy  seeing some of the work in progress ,Maurice and his 'helper'....me I'm the tea boy !

Dawn over at 'A couple of Nomads 'pointed out the following interesting fact ~

 

On Wednesday of next week, April 5th
at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00
in the morning,
the time and date will be
01:02:03 04/05/06!
             Well the sun is shining here ,and it certainly makes you feel good !Have a lovely day every one ,lots of love  Remember this one Sara ?I certainly made use of it ,considering when you made it for me I didnt know what to do with it !!!           

23 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

The fireplace is coming on now isn't it, Scooby made a good job of it!! I wouldn't try sitting in the garden yet, unless you have an arctic jacket!! Have a good week. Jeannette xx

jaymact1 said...

I think Scooby is a real help  things seem to be coming on grand.  Don't think you will be doing much sitting out today with that north westerly wind thats blowing.Love Joan.

ally123130585918 said...

Love the photos Jan ~ and the fire surround is coming along lovely with yours and Scoobys help of course ~ Our lavender bushes seem to attract Butterflies I havn't got a buddleia must get one of those ~ as I do love to see butterflies ~ Donna's graphic is lovely ~ Ally

dklars said...

Poor Scooby, you work him to hard!  LOL
~~Kath~~

jeanno43 said...

Great photos Jan and the fire surround is looking good. Love the graphics as well. Hugs

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

jules19642001 said...

it looks like it is going to be really beautiful when it is finished............Jules xx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/jules19642001/Itsmylife/

oddb0dkins said...

Nice pictures Jan. We moved into our house about ten years ago and for the first two or three of them we were making all manner of alterations to our garden. It got so bad that the plants could be seen to shuffle nervously whenever we entered the garden. Some of the shrubs were moved so often they sued for harrassmment, lol.
Thankfully, we've got it just how we want it now and an uneasy peace has settled over the garden in the last couple of years. B. x

mllevl said...

Looking good so Maurice and Scooby deserved their forty winks!  Eve  PS your garden sounds lovely.  I left a large garden and am now missing it!!

wobblymoo said...

It is getting therem lol at Scooby. Unfortunately that interesting fact doesn't work here but hope where it does they enjoy it :)

wobblymoo said...

It is getting therem lol at Scooby. Unfortunately that interesting fact doesn't work here but hope where it does they enjoy it :)

djohn52 said...

Hi Jan!

Your fireplace is going to be pretty, just like the room it's in!!!  Loved the pictures!  Yes, Maurice just wore Snoopy out! LOL

Take Care!

Darlene
http://journals.aol.com/djohn52/AgeingGracefullyWithAllTheHelpIC/

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan,  It`s nearly finished now and it looks lovely.  I can`t wait to see the end result.  Maurice is very clever to make things like that. :o)

Sandra xxxxx

madcobug said...

Love your carpenter helper. The pictures were so cute. I need to check into getting myself one of those butterfly trees. Helen

faircolleen said...

Can I order two fireplaces from Maurice please Jan?LOL. He is very handy,it will look really nice when its in.Are you having a new fire too? I love the expression on Scoobies face,hes a smasher isnt he.Lol at your two boys having a catnap .

plieck30 said...

I have never heard of that type tree. I love butterflies I wonder if it would grow here. Probably too hot and dry. Paula

haileen2003 said...

Cute pictures...
Not warm enough to sit out..just yet!
Aileen....X

elainey2465 said...

oh Jan those photos did make me laugh - lovely little story there - I loved the fact that they fell asleep together at the end!!! lainexxxxx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/elainey2465/MyArtWorld/

sdrogerson said...

;)))))

adlessor said...

Well there, I finally found you.  I have spent the better part of an hour reading your journal. Very nice.  That's a lovely fireplace that Maurice is making.  Very clever guy you have.  I loved the picture of him and Scooby sleeping.  Thanks for the journal plug.   Dawn

jmoqueen said...

Great photos - thanks for sharing them with us :-)  it's nice to see work in progress!!  Hope your Irish country garden blooms lovely this year - you know we'll want to see photos of that too don't you ;-)

debbiewebb4465 said...

:-) That looks a spectacular garden Jan ~ I'd love to encourage butterflies ~ is the Buddlia tree the one to get then ?? I'm not very knowledgable with plants but do love them in the garden.
hugs ~x Debbie x~

http://journals.aol.com/debbiewebb4465/TheLifeTimesofanEssexGirl

lsfp1960 said...

finally getting caught up on my alerts...great pictures...you're blessed to have a "handy man" in the house.   Linda in Washington

nedmoh said...

Think this is the last of my comments and then I will be up to date,serves me right for going away! great to see Maurice and his helper Scooby making and measuring for the fireplace and now its done looking lovely.Nice graphic with the butterflies.......Love Jeanxx